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Posted 2016-03-30T00:01:53Z

the new normal

We seem to have hit a nice plateau that I will describe as "The New Normal". Marian seems to be stable for the time being, even improving in energy and increasing in activity. Today Jim returned to find that Marian had stripped the bed of its covering, taken it to the laundry room across the hall and washed, dried and then reinstalled it on the bed! Marian sits up all day, does some walking in the long hallway, and enjoys laughing and smiling, sometimes at my clumsy cooking![...]

Posted 2016-03-19T17:55:45Z

All Your Eggs In One Basket

I got on our elevator this morning and there was the sign "EASTER: the one time it's safe to put all your eggs in one basket!"

Immediately I said to myself, "Easter, the best time to put all your hopes in Jesus!" That's what Marian and I are doing as we enter this Holy Week. We won't be at services except by way of TV for Palm Sunday and Easter, but always our eyes are fixed on Him. This morning in our Bible reading we read Mark's account of the sufferings at the trial and crucifixion. We are reminded of what St Paul called "the fellowship of His sufferings".[...]

Posted 2016-03-09T18:41:17Z

the why question


Today Jim found himself for the first time wrestling with the 'why' questions. Why Marian of all people? Why one who has never been sick or hospitalized in her life? Why one who kept herself in top condition and loved exercise and physical activity? Why not Jim? Why not the one of this pair whose family genes don't all predict a very long life? And why this disease, and not some other with a better prognosis? And why now? Why strike Marian when she is at the height of her usefulness and effectiveness in God's Kingdom? Why, indeed![...]

Posted 2016-03-08T03:44:03Z

pray on!

Don't stop praying! That's the one message I want to leave on this blog. Don't stop praying for Marian, and please don't stop praying for Jim. Marian is doing all the really hard stuff these days, but Jim in his own way, is struggling to keep head above water and keep the tear ducts dry. And he feels your love and prayers![...]

Posted 2016-03-02T17:54:47Z

the good medicine of family

Lynn and Steve arrived on Monday of this week and that brought great smiles to Marian's countenance. Not much change in the pattern of overwhelming fatigue, however. It drives her back to bed after each meal so that much of both day and night is spent in sleep. Every day we receive notes and cards of encouragement from friends far and near; love letters, really. We are hopeful that Marian can comprehend just how far-reaching her influence has been, and just how loved she is. Please continue praying for both Marian and Jim as they walk this road together.[...]